If a sidewalk qualifies for cost-shared repair, but the applicant prefers to contract the work at their personal expense, they may do so. However, they must first obtain a construction permit from the permitting office at Allen City Hall (first floor) or by calling 214.509.4129. Utility lines also must be marked prior to construction.
The location and width of the residential sidewalk must remain the same unless otherwise approved by the City. Existing sidewalks cannot be removed or replaced.